The architectural complex of Galliano, located on the top of a hill in the municipality of Cantù, consists of the Basilica of San Vincenzo and the Baptistery of San Giovanni and is one of the most important examples of Romanesque art in Lombardy.
According to the legend, the Basilica was built on the ruins of an ancient pagan temple around the 6th century AD, but the first certain documentation dates back to its consecration that took place in the 11th century, when it was decorated and enlarged.
Later abandoned and deconsecrated, the basilica of San Vincenzo recovered its ancient magnificence thanks to a careful restoration. It preserves a precious cycle of frescoes from the 11th century, while in the baptistery you can admire the baptismal font made of a large millstone from Roman times.
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